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The world’s biggest video game conference, Gamescom, kicked off in Germany yesterday and with it came a bunch of huge announcements regarding upcoming game releases and of course, new trailers.

After releasing fresh gameplay footage yesterday, it’s Hideo Kojima’s utterly bewildering Death Stranding, which stars The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus, which has everyone talking. But there were many titles, including Destiny 2: ShadowkeepCyberpunk 2077, and a spooky Blair Witch adaptation that are also well worth a watch.

Find the 8 best trailers from Gamescom 2019 (so far) below.

Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima provided fans with an in-depth look at Death Stranding. We’re introduced to new characters, while also witnessing official gameplay footage. It’s a collaboration between Kojima and Sony and features the faces of director Guillermo del Toro, and actor Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead. Keep an eye out for the “bridge babies” and “Mama” this November.

Need for Speed Heat

Gamescom provided the first look at the gameplay for the latest Need For Speed, and the plethora of customization options to come. The nearly four-minute trailer showcases both day and nighttime racing. Need for Speed Heat launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 8.

NBA 2K20: When The Lights Are Brightest

NBA 2K20 has some serious star-power behind its MyCareer mode, which picks up the story-based experience of previous installments. LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment executive produced the narrative, with Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson joining the cast, alongside Scottie Pippen, Jaleel White, and LeBron himself. NBA 2k20 releases September 6.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

The fourth expansion for Destiny 2 takes us back to the moon to face old enemies. According to Games Radar, you can expect a new raid, another dungeon, an overhauled Power and armor systems, and huge quality of life changes. Bungie will release Destiny 2: Shadowkeep for PlayStation 4, Windows and PC on October 1.

Hotline Miami

The fast-paced top-down shooter is out now on Nintendo Switch. Hotline Miami debuted in 2012 on Windows PC, and got a sequel in 2015. Now, both Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number are available on a Nintendo system.

Little Nightmares II

The sequel to Little Nightmares takes Mono and Six to the terrifying outdoors as they seek out the Signal Tower. Unlike the first installment, you can expect some combat in the new game, but the objective is to keep yourself safe. Little Nightmares II will launch next year on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch.

Cyberpunk 2077

While the trailer for the highly anticipated RPG was short, it was enough to get us amped for next years release. In around 35 seconds we come in to contact with a dangerous future metropolis, inhabited by cyber-enhanced street warriors, net-runners and corporate life-hackers. Cyberpunk 2077 will release for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia on April 16, 2020.

Blair Witch

Inspired by the lore of the genre-defining film, the Blair Witch trailer takes us into the woods for the nightmarish first-person horror game. Blair Witch is coming August 30 to Xbox One and Windows 10.

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Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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